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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Work one-on-one or with groups to help people with drug, alcohol, and other problems.

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Typical Work Tasks
  • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
  • Maintain client records.
  • Write reports or evaluations.
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Job Title Examples:

Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor)
Substance Abuse Counselor (SA Counselor)

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